Jan. 23, 2003
Due Jan. 30
Description of an Intelligent Agent Application
In this first homework, you are asked to describe an application for which you would like to have an intelligent agent system. Don't worry about who is to build the system. It would be really interesting (isn't it interesting to try something new?:-)) if, to your knowledge, such a system does not exists yet, or is not available exactly as you like.
In particular, explain the application (in high-level terms), why it is useful (if there is anything not obvious), why it is interesting, and possibly how different it is from related systems that you know are available. You may cite references to support your description.
Then, more precisely, (i) describe the environment in which the system operates, (ii) the kind of percepts (input) and actions (output) the system can have, and (iii) the underlying machinery that is intelligent in some way that you can justify. Don't forget that the last aspect should include and consider the performance measures or requirements that the system should meet.
Your description should be as clear and complete as you can possibly write in about 1 or 2 pages (depending on the density of your printout).
Hand in a printout of your description in class on the due date.
This homework is worth 5% of the course grade. Exceptionally well thought-out and well written homeworks will receive appropriate extra credit.